Christopher Nolan gives the MCU credit for sustaining filmmaking after Covid 

Christopher Nolan is thanking Marvel for the Marvel films. The Oscar-nominated director had all praise for the MCU's superhero films in a recent interview with The New York Times.  

During the interview, Christopher Nolan discussed how Robert Downey Jr.'s choice for the role of Iron Man will go down in history.  

He said: “No, the truth is, I think Jon Favreau casting Robert as Tony Stark is one of the most significant and consequential casting decisions in Hollywood history."

 "It wound up defining our industry. Coming out of COVID, you say, 'Thank God for Marvel movies.' And it’s one of those where, in retrospect, everybody thinks it was obvious. But he took an enormous risk casting you in that role.”

Spider-Man: No Way Home's box office performance in 2021 is evidence of the director's remarks.  

At the worldwide box office, the superhero movie starring Tom Holland—a combination of the two previous Spider-Man actors, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield—came dangerously close to crossing the $2 billion threshold. 

Nolan is no stranger to the superhero genre, having directed the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Batman trilogy starring Christian Bale under DC in the past.